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Welcome to Georgetown Village
We're glad you're here!








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2019 Annual Fundraiser

 








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Feb. 27th - Second Careers



Georgetown Village (GV), is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization providing services and programs in Georgetown, Burleith, Hillandale, and nearby neighborhoods. GV was established to help our neighbors age in place by providing them with a variety of support services, educational opportunities, cultural and social programming. We provide trained and vetted volunteers and when necessary professional service providers to meet our members’ needs.

Georgetown Village is part of a growing network of similar communities nationwide, including many in the Washington, DC area, in which neighbors are helping neighbors. Our village represents the new face of aging-in-place that allows Village members to live full lives in their own homes with the assistance of  their neighbors. In this way we create a caring, supportive, local community to help seniors remain safely and happily in their own homes.

Come be part of a caring, supportive community.

The Georgetown Village office is located in the Penzance/Long & Foster building, on the lower level of 1680 Wisconsin Avenue NW. The office is staffed by our Executive Director, Lynn Golub-Rofrano and Administrative Assistant, Varnita Holtzclaw Monday through Thursday, from 10 am - 6 pm. The office is not open on Federal Holidays.

Be sure to call before you stop by in case we are out helping one of our members or enjoying some of our trips or social activities!


Some Useful Information to Keep You Healthy


 
If you are interested in following any of the links in the article please see below:

Have there been cases of COVID-19 in the U.S.?

How does COVID-19 spread?

Click here more information




Georgetown Village News and Events
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2020 Celebration 
Honoring Martin's Tavern 
& the Martin Family

POSTPONED UNTIL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8TH


2020 Spring Celebration

Upcoming Events
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Photos from Georgetown Village Events:  

Slideshow
Jan. 30th Financial Planning

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Georgetown Village Monthly Activities    

Monthly Newsletter
Our March Newsletter has been mailed out and the electronic copy is available. Click here to read the March newsletter. 

Coffee Talk - Thursdays at 10:30 am 
Please join others for coffee, tea, cookies, and discussion. All are welcome. If you have never attended a Thursday GV Coffee Talk, it is a great way to get out and try some new things and meet new people - we hope to see you soon! 

Portable IT Support

Do you have a question about using your iPhone or android phone? Do you need to learn how to change the font on your laptop or kindle?   This will be offered in your home, and might be a good time to learn how to use online services for shopping, streaming videos, etc.  For more information contact the Georgetown Village office at
202-999-8988


Book Discussion
 
Book Discussion 


Monday,  March 23rd
10:15 am
If you have recommendations or suggestions please email them directly to Toni Russin tonirussin@hotmail.com.  Please 2019 - 2020 Book List to check out our current book list.


Georgetown Village Around the World

Please share your amazing travel photos of the last place you've traveled to with the village electronically.  The name of the album is "Georgetown Village Around the World".  Please limit your photos to no more than three of your favorites so we can try to include as many Village members as possible.
Images can be sent to Varnita via email at
varnita@georgetown-village.org


 

Basic Training 4 Your Body
Exercise Class

MOVED ONLINE


Given the latest events and development, for the safety of our Fit & Well Seniors, the Y has temporarily cancelled all Fit & Well Senior classes from March 16th through March 31st.

YMCA leadership will continue to monitor any changes and progress as it pertains to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and we will let you know when the Fit & Well Senior Program will continue.To aid in remaining Fit & Well please click here to view a 20-minute Sample Workout for Older Adults from Go4Life


 


Canasta Online
Have you been wanting to play canasta, but not confident enough to join the game? Do you prefer to play from the comfort of your home? Here is a link to online Canasta, this website also has other games.  
 Canasta Online

 


STUCK INDOORS?

If you are stuck indoors, and would like to exercise, one of our members has a treadmill to give away. 

Contact the GV office at 202-999-8988 for more information.  


  
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Monday,  March 23rd

10:15 am
3143 O Street NW


In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are blissfully unaware. Much like human families, tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, and support them as they grow, sharing nutrients with those who are sick or struggling and creating an ecosystem that mitigates the impact of extremes of heat and cold for the whole group. As a result of such interactions, trees in a family or community are protected and can live to be very old. In contrast, solitary trees, like street kids, have a tough time of it and in most cases die much earlier than those in a group.

Drawing on groundbreaking new discoveries, Wohlleben presents the science behind the secret and previously unknown life of trees and their communication abilities; he describes how these discoveries have informed his own practices in the forest around him. As he says, a happy forest is a healthy forest, and he believes that eco-friendly practices not only are economically sustainable but also benefit the health of our planet and the mental and physical health of all who live on Earth.

We hope you can join us!






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Tuesday, March 24th

Watch the movie and will be discuss it via Conference Call
at 3pm.

Dial in Number 1+515-604-9094
Access Code-190-486-505


I have chosen the movie The Bookshop as our book group has also read this book.

The Bookshop

England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy).

Here is a link to watch the movie via the DC Library Kanopy system-
https://dclibrary.kanopy.com/video/bookshop


 

  
Georgetown Village Check In Call

Wednesday @ 2 pm

Dial in Number 1+515-604-9094
Access Code-190-486-505

No Agenda-just call in and share your thoughts, anything you want to discuss, how you are doing, etc.

We welcome all members and volunteers to call in and let's keep in touch!





DISCUSSION @ COFFEE TALK


Thursday, March 26th
10:30 am

Conference Call

Dial 1+515-604-9094
Access Code-190-486-505


GV Vice President and Health Care Committee Chair Pam Godwin is joining us at Coffee Talk this week to discuss your concerns and share information about the coronavirus. All members and volunteers are welcome to call in and join us.

             



Friday, March 27 at 2 pm
Virtual Trip
to

The Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
The museum is one of Madrid's

"Big Three" cultural institutions. Home to the world’s second largest private collection of art, theMuseo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemiszaowns masterpieces by giants of virtually every art movement—to name just a few, Jan van Eyck, Titian, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Picasso and Dalí. To spotlight these artistic treasures, the Madrid museum offers an array ofmultimedia resources. Users can take a virtual tour of theentire building(or athematic tourcovering such topics as food, sustainability, fashion and even “inclusive love”.

I thought it would be fun to tour theSustainability Collection.Let's "meet" at 2 pm to discuss this via conference call.
Conference Call Information
Dial 1+515-604-9094
Access Code-190-486-505

 

 

 



 

 

Georgetown Village News and Events 








Pre-Scheduled Trips to Safeway and Trader Joe's

 

 

We provide transportation to Safeway every Friday and Trader Joe's every 3rd Thursday (times vary)


Check our event calendar for additional information.

Contact the GV Office at 202-999-8988 to make your reservation by 3 pm Wednesday.
E-Cycling Service for GV Members:

If you have old unwanted electronics to dispose of, you can drop them off at the Georgetown Village office during Georgetown Village Office Hours , or we will arrange to have a volunteer pick them up from you.  

We will collect the electronics, and a volunteer will take them to the DC e-cycling center.


DC Village Collaborations


Villages in the DC area work closely together and we often share resources and invite each other to participate in our larger programs.  Therefore, we are now listing joint Village activities in a new category labeled DC Village Collaborations. 




Group Sharing Session 
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Wednesday, March 25th
5:00 pm 


Call (415) 762-9988 then enter
Meeting ID 336-333-369#

Join Village case manager Barbara Scott for a group sharing session.


Meditation with Erin


Thursday, March 26th

11-11:30 am

Call (415) 762-9988 
Then enter Meeting ID 156-258-511#




YOGA CLASS FOR SENIORS

  

Want to try a new type of exercise while you are home? Try Yoga for Seniors-click on the link here-

Yoga for Seniors
Dance Exercise Class
  

Do you prefer to dance when you exercise? 

Try the Senior Gold Dance Workout-click on the link here-

Senior Gold Dance Workout



 



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Get Medicare Info on Your Cell Phone

Did you know that you can now get some of the most-used information from the Medicare.gov website on your mobile phone? The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has a new app, called "What's Covered," that is available for free in both Google Play and the Apple App Store. For more information, you can read about the app on the CMS website.




Click here to read this informative article which mentions five lifestyle habits that could decrease your risk of Alzheimer’s by 60 percent. 







 




What's New and in the News

NEED TO BORROW MEDICAL EQUIPMENT? WE CAN HELP
By: Carol Cavanaugh

Did you know that Georgetown Village loans out durable medical equipment? The Village can make available canes, crutches, a walker or a wheelchair upon request. 


Did you know that Georgetown Village loans out durable medical equipment? The Village can make available canes, crutches, a walker or a wheelchair upon request. Here are a few ways these might help!

• If there’s a particularly long path or hallway you have to negotiate en route to that appointment or event, a volunteer can pick you up with a walker or wheelchair in their car for you to use. When you return home, the volunteer can return the item to the Village office.

• If you need temporary mobility assistance after joint surgery or injury, you can borrow our equipment. As you transition, for example from walker to cane, just swap the equipment for what you need! We can drop items off or pick them up.

• We can also loan items for the long term. This might be especially helpful for people needing mobility devices who live on two stories. It’s helpful to have a walker, crutches or wheelchair on each floor, but Medicare will only pay for one…borrow a second one from us!

Please call the office at 202-999-8988 if you can make use of this service. We’re all about assisting you to live more fully, so we’d be glad to help.